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Maternal Health Awareness, 2024

New Jersey celebrates Maternal Health Awareness throughout the month of January, and in honor of the events, NJEA recently published a blog post with related resources for educators. I was invited to contribute to the post to highlight some of my advocacy work as the Bergen County representative to NJEA’s Women in Education Committee.

Check out the full calendar of Maternal Health Awareness Day events held throughout the state by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy’s #NurtureNJ partners. [ . . . ]  Read More

Zucker to Moderate NJEA “Building a Family” Webinar

I am thrilled to share that next week, I’ll be moderating the first webinar in a three-part series on the topic of “Building a Family” developed for New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) members.

Each workshop features a panel of presenters including educators, NJEA staff, and New Jersey-based healthcare professionals and activists. The series is open to all NJEA members.

Here is the line-up of topics:

April 27, 2022

Overview of Resources for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parental Mental Health

May 4, 2022

Access and Maximize Paid Leave Options to Care for Yourself, a Child, and/or A Loved One [ . . . ]  Read More

Paid Leave & Maternal Health Awareness

Since becoming a parent, I’ve ventured into some writing and advocacy work in the parental health realm. For this educator and literacy researcher, it’s been refreshing to develop my voice and leadership skills outside of my trained areas of expertise.

In honor of New Jersey’s Mental Health Awareness Week, I am sharing some of the work I’ve been involved with in partnership with New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). NJEA is working on several projects connected to parental health, including a “Building a Family” workshop series addressing important topics such as pregnancy loss, overcoming infertility, and the adoption/fostering process. Inspired by this workshop series, I’m working with the Lactation Rights Task Force to develop additional workshops on parental health topics. [ . . . ]  Read More